Hugo Speer fired from Full Monty reboot over ‘improper conduct’ claims | british news

Hugo Speer, star of The Full Monty, has been fired from a Disney+ reboot series of the hit film after allegations of “improper conduct”.

The 53-year-old English actor was booked to reprise the role of Guy — alongside former castmates including Robert Carlyle as Gaz and Lesley Sharp as Jean — 25 years after the release of the 1997 Bafta-winning film about a group of unemployed men. in Sheffield putting on a striptease act.

But after an investigation, Disney+ said it had been fired from the sequel series.

The streaming service said: “We were recently made aware of allegations of inappropriate behavior by Hugo Speer on the set of a commissioned production.

“As is the policy, an investigation has been launched. After its completion, it was decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect.”

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A spokesman for Speer said: “Hugo denies all allegations and is challenging them all.”

Set in post-industrial Sheffield, the show follows the original characters in eight episodes amid struggles with deteriorating healthcare, education and employment systems.

The original film, with a budget of just £2.8 million, grossed £207 million worldwide. For a period it was the highest grossing film in the UK until it was eclipsed by Titanic.

More recently, Speer has appeared in the BBC remake of Father Brown and as Lucius in the drama Britannia, produced by Sky Atlantic and Amazon Prime.

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